Jan 092016
 

banner


GrinidonAs soon as I saw the artwork for Grinidon on Kickstarter, I was interested. After reading about half of the description I was already thinking of how far this story could go, in distance and in breadth. There was definitely something about this project that made an immediate impression, and it was not just the fantastic artwork.

Well, it came from the artwork, actually. For every close up of a face there was also the wide, expansive shot showing the mountains or forests… the sample pages told me that the very land in this tale would be like a character unto itself, with it’s own story to tell. Like any good fantasy world, this one seemed to have it’s own flavor, it’s own story.

Of course, Moby could be wrong. So, I figured why not just ask the writer? I approached Grinidon Creator J. Miles Dunn with a few questions about the project and he was very gracious and took the time to answer every question, for which I cannot thank him enough.


tumblr_o0o3dbxE011subh7ro1_1280

Grinidon: A Fantasy Graphic Novel on Kickstarter

Grinidon is an epic saga of kingdoms and factions fighting for control of a newly discovered island, Calaway. You join the story fifty years into this conflict, after its lords and people have successfully won their independence from their homeland – and now wage war against each other.

Lords and families from the old lands have risked everything to come here and find their fortune. Alliances have been formed and broken, guilds and kingdoms have risen and fallen, and heroes have come from the most unlikely of places. Continue reading »

Aug 102015
 

jaxomWell, it’s convention season…again. And artist David Jaxon was practically giving away sketch commission to prepare…so Moby got a coupe of old favorites from the Silverwolf roster…Grips and Edge.

I really like David’s style, these should look great with some color. Please keep in mind these are convention sketches, not work for reproduction here, and so the line weights. I am not sure how many of these David was knocking out a day, or how long he took with them, but the idea was to do them quickly.

Normally, I would start with the Grips piece, but this Edge really came out well. Seriously well. If I were hiring, I’d sign him on this piece alone. I LOVE this Edge piece.

Edge by David Jaxom
Continue reading »

Mar 262015
 

OK, I got this one off eBay. The seller had a sketchbook full of ‘Hot Dog Chasing a Doughnut’ sketches and he was selling each separately. I didn’t ask, but I assume he went around a convention all day having every artist he could draw the same thing…a hot dog making after a doughnut.

Frankly, nearly all the others were rather unimaginative on the subject, but that is why God created Tim Vigil.

Click on this image for a larger version. You are welcome.

Nailed it.

Dec 012014
 

revised issue 0 covercolorA great threat encroaches on the galaxy.

 A threat that even the mighty Continuum cannot stop. Once cast aside, The Frontiersmen have assembled anew to face that threat, but the lines between friends and foes have blurred. Priorities have changed and loyalties have shifted. Yet, if the galaxy is to survive, there exists but one single hope. The Return of the Frontiersmen.

I was one of those who supported DPM’s Indiegogo campaign and have been looking forward to seeing what the studio can bring. That patience paid off big time recently when got a first look at Dragon Phoenix Media’s upcoming Frontiersman/Pathways Issue Zero (#0). The issue will be offered free of charge at their site, Dragonphoenixmedia.com, once it is released.

And wow. Moby was thinking this would be a simple superhero origin story, diluted by having to deal with an ensemble cast. But this zero issue was not that at all.
Continue reading »